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DEATH ANGEL – Announces: 4th Annual Another Death Angel Christmas Show

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on July 31, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

Death Angel - Xmas Show - 2017 - promo flyer - #33MO7733

From the Death Angel facebook:

Another Death Angel Christmas Show! Two nights at Slim’s .
Tickets On Sale on Aug 4th at 10am PT. Visit

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DEATH ANGEL – Bay Area Thrash Icons Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Bay Area Thrash icons DEATH ANGEL have kicked off an epic run of live dates supporting Slayer and Anthrax. The latest trek, which commenced with a string of headlining dates September 4th, will run through October 30th and level over three dozen stages with an included stint on Rock Allegiance in Chester, Pennsylvania alongside Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and many more. See the band’s full schedule below.

DEATH ANGEL will be touring in support of their newest full-length The Evil Divide, released earlier this Spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The Evil Divide was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010’s Relentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.


DEATH ANGEL w/ Slayer, Anthrax:
9/09/2016 Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
9/10/2016 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI
9/11/2016 Streeters Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI #
9/12/2016 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
9/13/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/15/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/16/2016 Anthology – Rochester, NY (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
9/17/2016 The Chance – Pougheepsie, NY **
9/18/2016 Rock Allegiance – Chester, PA [info]
9/20/2016 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
9/21/2016 Conchord Music Hall – Chicago, IL #
9/22/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA #
9/25/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL **
9/27/2016 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
9/28/2016 Fillmore – Miami, FL
9/29/2016 Club LA – Destin FL #
9/30/2016 Horseshoe Casino Tunica – Tunica, MS
10/01/2016 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN **
10/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/04/2016 The Orange Peel – Danville, VA (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
10/05/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/06/2016 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA **
10/07/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/08/2016 ACL at the Moody Theatre – Austin, TX
10/10/2016 Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/11/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2016 The Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10/14/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID #
10/15/2016 Revolution Concert House – Garden City, ID #
10/16/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA #
10/17/2016 ENMAX Center – Lethbridge, AB
10/19/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC
10/20/2016 Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC
10/21/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR #
10/22/2016 Gibson Ranch/Aftershock – Elverta, CA **
10/23/2016 Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
10/24/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NB **
10/25/2016 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ #
10/26/2016 Top Deck – Farmington, NM #
10/27/2016 El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
10/28/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ **
10/29/2016 Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA **
10/30/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA **
# Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL only

Death Angel - The Evil Divide - promo album cover pic - #MO77799433

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remains as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability drive The Evil Divide. The group – vocalist Mark Osegueda, lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, guitarist Ted Aguilar, drummer Will Carroll, and bassist Damien Sisson – satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released By The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art Of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon) for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies the first-week and earning the group’s first ever entry onto that respective chart.



Source: Earsplit PR

Damien Sisson & Stone - 2012




DEATH ANGEL – NEWS: New Album, 2013 North American Tour, CD Release Shows

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Death Angel - Record Release Party - promo flyer - 2013

From DEATH ANGEL’s Facebook page:

Our Record Release show at Slim’s on Oct 18th looks like its going to be a full house REAL soon! If you didn’t grab your ticket yet, ya’ might wanna get on that now! \m/

Death Angel - The Dream Calls For Blood - promo cover pic


DEATH ANGEL are pleased to announce their North American headlining tour in support of their upcoming thrashsterpiece, “The Dream Calls For Blood”. Joining them on a savage aural assault across two nations are: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS, REVOCATION, and DIAMOND PLATE.

“We are so excited to announce this upcoming tour,” commented vocalist Mark Osegueda. “We worked so hard writing, and recording this record! Especially writing this while on the road for the last 3 years of touring. And it reflects the triumphs, and mainly hardships of all we went through while touring. The anger, perseverance, and energy was captured on the recording of The Dream Calls for Blood. This tour is the PERFECT spring-board to launch off of and back on the road; hungrier and more focused than ever! With a lineup of bands handpicked by us, you’re basically sonically ravaged from the moment the lights dim at the beginning of the night, until the lights turn back on at the end! I’m confident every band on this bill plan on sending you home feeling like you’ve survived a massacre that you can’t help but brag about. Look forward to feeding off each other’s energy! Stay hungry! Stay thrash! See you on the road, in the pit, and at the bar!!!”

The San Francisco, Hollywood and Ramona gigs are considered CD release shows and everyone that purchases a ticket will also receive a copy of the new DEATH ANGEL album at the show! Tickets are on sale now. VIP package will be on sale at and include the following:

– One (1) General Admission Ticket
– Copy of the New Album: The Dream Calls For Blood
– Exclusive DEATH ANGEL T-Shirt
– 11 x 17 Poster
– DEATH ANGEL Drink Koozie
– VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard

Death Angel - band logo - B&W

Mark Osegueda – vocals

Rob Cavestany – guitar

Ted Aguilar – guitar

Will Carroll – drums

Damien Sisson – bass

Death Angel - North American Tour - banner promo - 2013



18.10. USA San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (no DIAMOND PLATE)
19.10. USA Hollywood, CA – The Whisky
20.10. USA Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
21.10. USA Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
23.10. USA Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
24.10. USA Houston, TX – Scout Bar
25.10. USA Dallas, TX – South By So What
26.10. USA Oklahoma City, OK – Chameleon Room
27.10. USA St. Louis, MO – FuBar
29.10. USA New York, NY – Webster Hall (Marlin Room)
30.10. USA Springfield, VA – Empire
31.10. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
01.11. USA Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
02.11. USA Boston, MA – Middle East
03.11. CND Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
04.11. CND Toronto, ON – Opera House
05.11. USA Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
07.11. USA Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
08.11. USA Alburquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09.11. USA Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point
10.11. USA Santan Ana, CA – Observatory


* For More Info On DEATH ANGEL:…

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Damien Sisson & Stone - 2012




HAVOK – Denver Thrashers Kick Off North American Tour With Sepultura Tonight

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Denver Thrash assault HAVOK will kick off their latest run of dates with Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun in Santa Ana, California tonight. The North American Kairos Tour 2012 will make its way through nearly three weeks worth of shows, coming to a close in New York City on April 30.

Comments vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “We’re hitting the road with Sepultura – Holy shit!! It’s a dream come true. This tour is going to be absolutely insane. All the bands totally rule and we’re expecting to see some rowdy crowds. Prepare to have a sore neck and remember, no karate in the pit!”

Adds drummer Pete Webber: “I can’t wait to start the upcoming tour with Sepultura, Death Angel and Krisiun! Sepultura was one of my very first influences in Metal and in drumming! Catch HAVOK destroying a club near you!”

In the meantime, check out footage of the road dogs’ fiery performance in Puerto Rico late last month at THIS LOCATION.

Upon their return, HAVOK will unleash their new EP titled Point Of No Return. Set for release on May 22 in North America, the EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new songs plus two HAVOK-ized cover tunes. The Point Of No Return precedes the band’s first European adventure beginning early May with Goatwhore, Angelus Apatrida and headliners 3 Inches of Blood.


Point Of No Return – Track Listing:

1. Point Of No Return

2. From The Cradle To The Grave

3. Arise (Sepultura cover)

4. Post Mortem/Raining Blood (Slayer cover)

5. Covering Fire (video)

6. D.O.A. (video)

HAVOK w/ Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun:

4/10/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA
4/11/2012 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
4/12/2012 Branx – Portland, OR
4/13/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
4/14/2012 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
4/15/2012 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
4/16/2012 Manny’s – Billings, MT
4/17/2012 The Exchange – Regina, SK
4/18/2012 Pryamid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
4/20/2012 Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
4/21/2012 Mojo’s – Joliet, IL
4/22/2012 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON
4/24/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
4/25/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
4/26/2012 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
4/27/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
4/29/2012 Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT
4/30/2012 Irving Plaza – New York, NY


(Source: Earsplit PR)

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT & DEATH ANGEL – Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, Pennsylvania: Concert Review – February 6th, 2012

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

A Concert Review & Metal Experience To Share! 

It’s not everyday when I can witness three legendary Metal bands share the same stage… anywhere. As Anthrax being one-quarter of the The Big 4, along with Testament and Death Angel being pioneers of Thrash Metal in their own right, The Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, Pennsylvania, surely did play host to quite the Metal historic group on February 6th, 2012. Thrash Metal history 101 was in session on this night and after all my years of loyalty to these bands, I was still… the student.


Once you begin naming off the musicians from these bands, any tried and true Metalhead from the University of Old School will agree when I use the following words to describe these three bands: genre defining, influential, groundbreaking and resilient. With Joey Vera (Armored Saint) filling-in for Frank Bello on bass and Gene Hoglan aka “The Atomic Clock” (Testament, Dark Angel, Death, Fear Factory, Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad) doing his legendary part on drums for fellow legend Charlie Benante and the result was Anthrax being in the most ultra capable of Metal hands with the rhythm section. Hell yeah.

I was ecstatic to finally solidify plans to attend this concert, alongside fellow Metal buddies Danielle and Lee. They drove down from Bangor, Pennsylvania to pick up my Metal lovin’ butt and head straight to The Crock Rock. They both had purchased tickets to this Thrash event a couple of weeks prior, while my ticket was on hold after I phoned in my payment the day of the show. Off we went, with Danielle at the wheel, while all three of us shared our mutual excitement for the impending night of Thrash Metal glory that awaited us.

Left: Gene Hoglan (Legendary Drummer), Right: A Happy Stone! Hell, it isn’t everyday I run into Gene Hoglan on the street. Metal be thy name and hell yeah!

Gene Hoglan is a class act.

As we approached The Crock Rock, it was obvious this was not your average show happening on this night… the multi-numerous fans were lined up on the sidewalk and waiting civilly to enter the venue in the semi-cold, early evening air. Denim decorated with band patches. Leather. Concert tees. Bandanas. This was the fashion that adorned these fans as they stood there and I felt like Danielle, Lee and myself were going home where we belonged. Within moments the three dollar parking fee was paid and Danielle had backed into our “front row” parking space… right up against the tour buses for Testament and Death Angel. Metal be thy name.

While parked, Lee and I each had a ceremonial beer, while Danielle opted for a hard lemonade named after some dude called “Jack”. Time was of the Metal essence for we all wanted to catch Death Angel’s set. It didn’t take long for us to get into the line of Thrash devotees, all moving single-file, into one direction, a destination which echoed the blissful sound of live Death Angel Thrash. Once inside, the three of us didn’t even have to say it… for we felt it… we were home, where we belonged.

Left: Damien Sisson (bassist) of Death Angel, Right: You Guessed It.

Very friendly and much the conversationist, Death Angel bass wizard Damien cordially gave Danielle, Lee and I at least an hour of his time, well after the show ended. He admires the multi-musicianship of Prince and wouldn’t mind being the “Gene Hoglan of bass guitarists” someday. As we talked back and forth, the four of us shared more laughs than I could count!


Damien picks up a booty of diverse Metal on vinyl while touring overseas and loves dropping that turntable needle down for that analog listening experience. Damien revealed there are four songs nearly done for the next Death Angel album, which he thinks will be released in either January of 2013 or sometime thereafter. Just a fun encounter we experienced with Damien.

Damien Sisson is another… class act.

Death Angel were incredible, seeing and hearing them in a club setting was damn perfect and they played like the Thrash Metal professionals they are famously known for. Mark Osegueda sounded unreal on vocals, a live performer that takes command of the stage and song. I love my Death Angel studio albums, only experiencing a live Death Angel set is nothing short of amazing. Hell, while I’m at it, the same can be said for Anthrax and Testament as well. As I stood there with my head beginning to bang harder and harder to the Thrash wall-of-sound, I’m smirking, realizing that Death Angel is just the beginning of this F’n night of F’n Thrash blitz!

The stage presence of Chuck Billy is something to behold. Chuck Billy is a warrior of both Metal and life. If there ever was a Metal legend that I look up to, it’s Chuck Billy. His battling and surviving the bitch known as cancer, along with leading Testament into a Thrash comeback of the century, while sounding more powerful than ever vocally, has me looking upon him with the utmost Metal respect.


When Testament broke loose into More Than Meets The Eye, the intro vocal chant led from Chuck Billy speared into my Metal soul and delivered unto me that ultimate Metal moment… when exhilaration goes out of control within my senses and I’m feeling that Metal bliss. What an F’n band Testament is live. What an F’n band Testament is period. Holy shit they blew me away. Practice What You Preach. Into The Pit. ‘Nuff said. Damn right.

Anthrax came onto the stage and made an already Metal Thrashing Mad crowd even more Metal Thrashing Mad. Hell, the place went F’n nuts when Anthrax took the stage. F’n nuts. Please note, this was as packed a house as it gets at The Crock Rock, elbow-to-elbow and physical space at an F’n premium. I made my way to the side of the stage, with Metal buddy Lee clearing the way in legendary form. We both were in arm’s length of each member of Anthrax, as they went by us to dominate the stage. Whoa and Metal Mother of Mary.


To say I was like a kid again, as Anthrax kicked out such songs as Fight ‘Em ‘Till You Can’t and Antisocial is a gross understatement. Metal as my witness, I never dreamt I would see Joey Belladonna front Anthrax again, let alone see Joey front Anthrax live at The Crock Rock. For Anthrax to even be doing a club tour is testimonial to their devotion to both their fans and the Metal they created. To share their legacy of Thrash, on an intimate live level like they are doing, makes me realize that Anthrax has truly kept it F’n real, after all these decades.

Metal Buddy Lee 

Metal Buddy Lee caught up with Joey Belladonna at the end of the night. I was on the other side of the block… damn. Anyways, Lee’s encounter with Joey was nothing short of positive and memorable. Joey signed both Danielle and Lee’s concert ticket stubs. Ready for this? Lee gave me his signed ticket stub. Whoa. That’s why Lee is… a Metal Buddy! Whoa again.


Yes, Joey Belladonna was spot-on with his vocals and Anthrax kept their set moving at hyper-speed. Scott Ian and the boys were controlling the Metal mass at The Crock Rock and everyone in attendance became anointed by the gospel according to Anthrax. Lee and I made certain to keep ourselves moving, attempting many times to start a pit of our own far from the stage. We deliberately began knocking into a few unsuspecting fans, these same fans who seemed rather disturbed that we were actually having an F’n good time. Others looked upon us with old school approval. Lee and I didn’t give a rats ass either way.


As a Metal sidenote, I did bump into Testament bassist Greg Christian after the show. He was tired and enjoying a cigarette in the night air before calling it a day. Greg and I shared our complimentary thoughts for Chuck Billy, I then thanked Greg for the memorable Metal night and headed on my way. Meeting up with Greg was an unexpected surprise and he is another Metal class act to add to my long list.

This was an epic night of Thrash Metal. Old School Thrash. Thrash up your ass. Metal Thrashing Mad. We were all at home on this night of vintage Thrash at The Crock Rock… it’s where we belonged.


* For more band info, click on the links below:


DEATH ANGEL – Official Website


Gene Hoglan – Hoglan





Wanna Know What’s Kicked My Metal Lovin’ Ass Recently?

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , on February 7, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

I’m not going to tip-toe around the Metal bush here. I am revealing what has kicked my Metal lovin’ ass recently to the world. Enjoy:

Last night, (February 6th), I took in the Anthrax, Testament & Death Angel show at The Crocodile Rock Cafe, in Metal enriched Allentown, Pennsylvania. These three legendary Metal bands kicked my Metal lovin’ ass into submission. I was joined by Metal buddies Danielle and Lee for this show and the three of us can agree about last evening’s Metal experience with these words: Good Metal times. I will be writing in more Metal detail, just how fun and Metal Thrashin’ Mad the night really was, within the next few days. There’s a couple of cool pics from this Metal experience too.

REVOCATION released Chaos Of Forms back on August 16th, 2011 via Relapse Records and it has served me Metal right. Oh, yes, it has kicked my Metal lovin’ ass from top to bottom. If you are in desperate need of listening to a Thrash Metal album that is so damn intense with its vocal aggression, guitar driven bliss, bass pummeling and percussion pounding assault, then buy Chaos Of Forms and thank the Metal Gods that this band exists. Metal be thy name.





Posted in hard rock music, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal bands, heavy metal music, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal albums, thrash metal bands, thrash metal music, thrash metal tours with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

DEATH ANGEL – In support of their new and incredible sixth studio album, Relentless Retribution, DEATH ANGEL will be touring the United States with one stop in Canada, beginning on January 30, 2011. Beginning in Raleigh, North Carolina and commencing on February 26, 2011, in the city that these Bay Area Thrash Metal Legends know very well… San Francisco California! EARLY MAN, LAZARUS A.D., BONDED BY BLOOD and HeXeN will be on tour with DEATH ANGEL as well! This looks to be a kick-ass tour of Old School joining forces with New School Thrash Metal!

* DEATH ANGEL – Relentless Retribution was released on September 14, 2010, on Nuclear Blast USA.


January 30 @ Volume 11, Raleigh, NC

January 31 @ The Casbah, NC

February 1 @ Jaxx, W. Springfield, VA

February 2 @ Crazy Donkey, Farmingdale, NY

February 3 @ Rocko’s, Manchester, NH

February 4 @ Club Hell, Providence, RI

February 5 @ Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY

February 6 @ Mod Club, Toronto, ON, Canada

February 7 @ Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH

February 8 @ Blondie’s, Detroit, MI

February 9 @ Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL

February 10 @ Phoenix Hill Tavern, Louisville, KY

February 11 @ Riot Room, Kansas City, MO

February 12 @ Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK

February 13 @ Numbers, Houston, TX

February 14 @ Emo’s, Austin, TX

February 15 @ White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX

February 16 @ Rail Club, Ft. Worth, TX

February 18 @ Club DV8, Tucson, AZ

February 19 @ Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ

February 20 @ Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA

February 21 @ Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas, NV

February 22 @ The Key Club, Hollywood, CA

February 23 @ Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

February 24 @ The Boardwalk, Orangevale, CA

February 25 @ Lost On Main, Chico, CA

February 26 @ Slim’s, San Francisco, CA

(Source: DEATH ANGEL – Official Website)

* For more info on DEATH ANGEL, just click on the links below:

DEATH ANGEL – MySpace Music Page

DEATH ANGEL – Official Website

* For more info on EARLY MAN, just click on the links below:

EARLY MAN – myspace music page

EARLY MAN – Official Website of EARLY MAN

* For more info on LAZARUS A.D., just click on the link below:

LAZARUS A.D. – myspace music

* For more info on HeXeN, just click on the link below:

HeXeN – myspace music

EARLY MAN will be touring to support their new studio album, DEATH POTION, released on July 20, 2010, on The End Records.

BONDED BY BLOOD will be touring to support their new studio album, EXILED TO EARTH, released on August 10, 2010, on Earache Records.

LAZARUS A.D. will be touring to support their 2009 studio album, THE ONSLAUGHT, released on March 3, 2009, on Metal Blade Records.

LAZARUS A.D. will also be supporting their sophomore release – Black River Flows, which is slated for a February 1st, 2011 release on Metal Blade Records!

HeXeN will be touring to support their 2008 studio album, STATE OF INSURGENCY, released on August 5, 2008, on OSM Records.




DEATH ANGEL – “Sonic German Beatdown/Live In Germany” Rages With Raw Thrash Metal!

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DEATH ANGEL – released Sonic German Beatdown – Live In Germany on July 28, 2009, on Nuclear Blast Records. This marks the first “official” live Death Angel album, due to the input and certification from the band. One other live Death Angel album does exist, it it titled – Fall From Grace, released back in 1990 on Enigma Records. From what I have read in print over the years: due to no input from the band, coupled with Death Angel changing labels and no trademark logo of Death Angel on the album artwork, Fall From Grace doesn’t get recognized as “official”. The tiny sticker on this CD’s outer plastic packaging even states: “The first official live release from Bay Area’s masters of Thrash!”

This live concert was recorded on the 26th of May, 2007, at Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The intro has some dude introducing Death Angel to the Thrash rabid fans… I don’t understand German, the only words I do make out from this introduction is “Bay Area” and “F’n Death Angel”. A pretty cool introduction nonetheless, I can hear the fans just getting ultra psyched for a night of Thrash Metal anarchy. Nothing in the world beats hearing some old school, live, Thrash Metal… especially from a band that, in their own right, helped define this sound. Sonic German Beatdown is raw, this recording never went to a studio to become a polished and shiny perfect product. RAW IS THE LAW!!

I always like the live albums that keep the live rhetoric intact, between the lead vocalist and the fans. That’s what F’n live Metal is all about… the excitement that a lead vocalist can incite amongst the masses, just by asking the fans – “are you ready motherfu**ers!” and stating “you guys are F’n beautiful man” is Metal proof Mark Osegueda doesn’t disappoint with his comments to the throng of Death Angel fans, on this live album.

Voracious Souls and Mistress Of Pain are just two songs that empty out all of their live Thrash potency into my ears… making me plead – please give me more Death Angel!! There’s not one sub-par moment to be heard on Sonic German Beatdown… this is Death Angel we are talking about here and it’s live. 3rd Floor is as punishing and unreal great as any song Death Angel has written, the live version only drives home the ferociousness of this song all the more. Thrown To The Wolves is yet another example, out of this amazing set of 14 live songs, that fortifies and enriches the Thrash Metal meal that I eat up with my ears, on Sonic German Beatdown.

The vocals of Mark Osegueda are right on, his pronounced style of singing Thrash Metal is undeniably great for me. Rob Cavestany and Ted Aguilar on guitars are intense as they trade licks with speed and fury, with numerous and fiery solo’s throughout this live set that simply tear up this Rock Hard Festival. The overall sound quality on this live album is fabulous, top notch without any embellishments. This Death Angel lineup certainly has left their live mark on Germany, (from what my ears tell me), a live album of Thrash Metal I behold and recommend with certainty.

DEATH ANGEL – As They Appear On Sonic German Beatdown – Live In Germany:

Mark Osegueda – Vocals

Rob Cavestany – Guitars

Ted Aguilar – Guitars

Dennis Pepa – Bass

Andy Galeon – Drums

Track Listing For Sonic German Beatdown – Live In Germany:


Seemingly Endless Time

Voracious Souls

Mistress Of Pain


3rd Floor

Thrown To The Wolves

Steps Of Freedom

Thicker Than Blood

The Devil Incarnate

Disturbing The Peace


The Ultra Violence (Introducing: Carnival Justice)


Kill As One

Check out DEATH ANGEL’S official website by clicking here: DEATH ANGEL – Official Website

Check out DEATH ANGEL’S MySpace Music Page by clicking here: DEATH ANGEL – MySpace Music Page


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